Welcome to our website

If you have reached this website from the book by Mike Bradbury and Black Country Research, first of all let me thank you for purchasing my books.

As you are already aware, it's all about the story of the most prominent but defunct 60 football teams in Victorian England.

There are a limited (by the publisher) number of photographs in the book, but this website allows you to look at many other photos that didn't get down to the final 50 in the book.  If you are in posession of any similar photographs of defunct Midlands clubs from the 1870-1900 era, and you don't mind them being put up on this website (accredited to yourself or the copyright owner of course) then e-.mail your j.peg to me at



The website will be updated from time to time as new information or corrections come to light.

Further publications in the series are Lost Teams Of The North (2016) and

                                                     Lost Teams Of The South (2018) also by Mike Bradbury -

                                                     Red Lions-The History Of Bloxwich Strollers (2017)

                                                     Birth Of The Saddlers (Walsall FC early history) 2015


Early Wolves grounds

06/02/2014 19:06
Only because Wton is 15 mins away using the Black Country...

The Pickwick Ground,Birmingham

04/02/2014 21:17
Originally I thought that the park in St.Pauls Road,...

Notts County

01/02/2014 15:31
Photos of Notts County's first ground-the Meadows cricket...

Yet more updates from Worcester FC

30/01/2014 15:38
Following furthur discoveries of old 1930s letters by some...

Lost Teams book featured in Black Country Bugle

14/01/2014 20:01
The BCB did a full page feature of the book on Thursday...

Book sales doing well locally

14/01/2014 17:53
Learned today that all the libraries in Sandwell Borough...

Berwick Rangers & Worcester Rovers

14/01/2014 17:45
Julian Pugh from Worcester City FC has found some new info...

Mitchell St.Georges FC

14/01/2014 17:34
Following a meeting I had with Roy Burford today, I gleaned...

Crankhall Lane Ground, Wednesbury

13/01/2014 17:52
Despite scouring O.S.maps for over a year trying to find...

Cannock FC's Central Athletic Ground

13/01/2014 17:27
I have now pinpointed this location having previously only...
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